NBA Rumors: Stephen A. Knows Where Draymond Green Is Headed In 2023

Draymond Green has a player option for the final year of his contract after this season with the Golden State Warriors, but was hoping for an extension now. But there is serious doubt around the industry that the team is interested in signing Green to an extension. And his sucker-punch of teammate Jordan Poole last week certainly didn't help matters. 

Now ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, never short on a hot take, thinks he knows where Green wants to end up next season, and it's just down the coast from The Bay. 

"He wanna be a Laker. He ain't gonna tell anybody that, but don't think I don't know," said Steven A. "He'd prefer to be a Laker if he gotta leave Golden State."

We know that the Warriors are already trying to re-sign Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins to expensive extensions, and Smith says those two are the team's "priority", over and above Green.

And Stephen A. isn't the only one who thinks Draymond wants LA:

Atlanta Hawks All-Star Trae Young tweeted after the punch-up video went public: "Draymond is tryna get to LA. Damn!"

It does sound like it's going to be difficult for the Dubs to get past the Green-Poole incident, as a new report today says that Poole has not forgiven him for the punch to the head. 

“I’ve had sources tell me that behind the scenes Jordan Poole has not forgiven Draymond and they haven’t spoken. He's not happy, I don't know how you could be. It's a horrible look. The image of it is awful.”

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